Cultivating Heijplaat

Cultivating Heijplat
by Sam Brown, y6

Cultivating Heijplaat explores an alternative to the industrial process of regeneration taking place in Heijplaat, Rotterdam. In recognition of the importance of legitimate community leadership the capacity to host, artist Nico Prins is imagined as the client, asking for a base from which he can carry out his vicarious art practice of storytelling, engaging the local community with the forces of change in their area.

Inspired by studies of permaculture, the project imagines community-led re-use of existing buildings to create Nico’s House and the Extra School – an assemblage of hostel facilities, serviced workspaces, shared residential accommodation and school facilities, aiming to support the development of a resilient neighbourhood in Heijplaat.

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